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Brisbane to get new $12m television and film studio to help position Queensland as ‘film-friendly’ state

Brisbane will be the beneficiary of a new $12m studio fit for small film and television productions as Queensland premier Anastacia Palaszcuk attempts to position the state as a “film-friendly” location.

Palaszcuk made the announcement in Hollywood after meeting with executives from Netflix, Technicolour, Disney and Brisbane-based production house Hoodlum. 

The location of the Brisbane film and TV studio has yet to be revealed  

The premier said the studio – which will be housed at a yet-to-be-announced location – was a win for the local industry.

“Queensland’s screen industry is thriving, and my government’s support for this new studio will bring a new wave of investment in the creative jobs for the future,” she said.

“Queensland is recognised as a production paradise and film-friendly state, and we are known internationally for our diverse and unrivalled natural locations, strong financial incentives, world-class facilities and award-winning talent and crew.”

She noted screen practitioners had identified the need for more infrastructure if the local industry is to remain competitive, and said the Advance Queensland Screen Industry 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan with more details would be released soon.

“We have listened to that feedback and are proud to be able to help support a resilient and innovative Queensland screen industry with this investment,” Palaszcuk said.

“We are excited to be able to provide space for both established and up-and-coming content producers to work and collaborate.”

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